Psychology 1100 is one of the first courses Huskies take a UConn. It is always a huge class, and depending on the professor, it can be pretty challenging. Here are 5 course concepts for Psychology 1100.

1. Research and Experimental Methodology

One of the first topics taught is the concept of research and experiments. These topics are discussed throughout the course. It is especially important in the lab portion, and it is important to truly understand these notions because they are on every exam. For example one common theme discussed is independent and dependent variables. Therefore the easiest way to do well on the exam is by understanding those fundamental topics.

2. Biology of Psychology

The next topic covered is the biology of psychology. The biology of psychology focuses primarily on the brain and the chemical reactions. Get ready to learn about synapses and myelination because that’s just a little taste of biology. It actually is very interesting to learn about. It also prepares you for future psychology courses.


3. Evolutionary Psychology

The next concept covered is evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology studies how people became human beings, and the continuation of their existence. Of course, this is a very general overview of evolutionary psychology. However, it does prepare the Huskies who are interested in this topic. It is also interesting to learn about the evolution of humans. Overall it is a useful topic.

4. Cognitive Psychology

The following concept is cognitive psychology. This concept studies how humans go about thinking, and making their own decisions. Cognitive psychology is taught in most psychology classes at UConn, so psychology majors should definitely pay attention to this portion of the class. There are many theories covered in this portion, so the best way to study for the exam is to make flashcards.

5. Basics of Neuroscience

The final topic covered in this class is neuroscience. It definitely is not the most fun concept to learn, however it is useful to understand. This concept mostly looks at the brain, and how each system connects to each other. Some material is actually interesting, however it can be very confusing. Once again it’s great for psychology majors to understand the basics of neuroscience, but it is not the best part of the class.


Psychology 1100 is a really fun class to take at UConn. First, it is a great example of a huge lecture class at UConn, and that’s something all Huskies should experience. Secondly, it has a lot of useful information. Overall, many Huskies recommend this course. Just remember to study.


Alexis Kass

Hi I'm Alexis and I am studying psychology and HDFS at the University of Connecticut. I hope you enjoy reading about my insights and experiences at UConn.

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